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f8 key problems

Posted on 2006-11-23
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nstalling xp.f8 key after eula(end user licence agreement) does not work and iam using a sony laptop. solutions already posted are crap.
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Question by:sunikantipudi
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by:shuboarder
ID: 18003285
Hi sunikantipudi,

Can you try CTRL+ALT+F8
See if this does the trick.

Hope this helps!
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003290
nope that does not work
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by:shuboarder
ID: 18003310
any kind of fn key or function lock key?
Try pressing this with F8
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003320
i tried that too.
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by:shuboarder
ID: 18003321
what other solutions have you already tried?
Might be useful for me to know before I suggest them!
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003342
one of the solutions from this site suggesting to remove the power cable for 30 secs and rebooting it(as iam using a laptop i do not know how to do that)
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by:shuboarder
ID: 18003362
you could try removing the cable from the back of the laptop and releasing and reconnecting the battery.
Have you also got an external keyboard you could try?
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003392
i tried it and it did not work. i removed the battery and tried it no use. i do have an external keyboar.
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by:budchawla
ID: 18003402
What model is the laptop?
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003413
sony vaio pcg-k315m.
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by:budchawla
ID: 18003455
Did you try the external keyboard yet? I had a similar issue and I couldn't get it to work with a different keyboard until I used a PS2 KB... USB KBs were of no help... is yours USB or PS2?
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003479
i have a ps2 keyboard but can just think of a way of connecting it to a laptop which does not have a ps2 port
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by:shuboarder
ID: 18003493
you would use a ps2 to usb converter, but that would defeat the object...
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by:budchawla
ID: 18003499
i was just going to suggest that! It may or may not work, but it'll be worth a try anyway...
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by:sunikantipudi
ID: 18003506
i will try it.
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by:Ryan_R
ID: 18005119
When you press your F8 key does it *feel* the same as when you press other keys? - you may have to take off the F8 key, clean any dust or dirt, re-align the little rubber peice underneath the plastic key and put the key back in. This is a delicate procedure so be careful. On my old laptop I have a few keys that don't work properly or I have to push them in very hard - get around this by using an external

ANOTHER WORKAROUND would be to set up your XP disk so that you're not shown the licence agreement - so you won't have to press F8 for it - this procedure still assumes that you agree to the same terms however

see this link in particular (you may soon find yourself reading more pages (at least the Beginner section)):
http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/19/

the item you're interested here is the one called "OemSkipEula=Yes"


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by:Ryan_R
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I don't normally object, but I feel I provided good all-round info that could be used to fix this problem - I'd like some Author feedback at least to see if I can be more specific in one area or provide more info. At least PAQ this unless there have been heaps of similar questions with the same info in them.

Ryan
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